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Triple Crown

Digest (April 20): Senior Senator repeats as Grand National steeplechase winner

Digest (April 20): Senior Senator repeats as Grand National steeplechase winner

Irvin “Skip” Crawford’s Senior Senator retained the Grand National Challenge Cup on Saturday with a dominant victory in the 117th running of the historic middle jewel of the Maryland Timber Triple Crown.

Ridden by 23-year-old amateur Eric Poretz, his regular jockey throughout his timber-racing career, Senior Senator claimed the Challenge Cup for Crawford with his third straight victory in the 3 ¼-mile race in Butler. The victory set him up for an assault on a third victory in the Maryland Hunt Cup next Saturday in Glyndon.

The 9-year-old lost his last serious challenger at the last fence of the $50,000 Grand National when Black and Blue Stable’s Monstaleur stumbled on...

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